Welcome to Year 4

Teacher: Miss Frost
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Williams and Miss Whitticase

Autumn Second Half Term Objectives

Year: 4      Date: November 2021

This is intended for parents and pupils to share the learning objectives for the term. It also provides targets for the term ahead.





Subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written method. 

Use efficient subtraction strategies to solve calculations including number line and alteration. 

Estimating answers.

Use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation. 

Convert between different units of measure (e.g. km to m). 

Measure and calculate the perimeter on a grid and of rectilinear figures (including squares).

Multiply by 10 and 100.

Divide by 10 and 100. 

Multiply by 0 and 1. 

Divide by 1 and itself. 

Multiply and divide by 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12.  



*Children are required to know all 12 times tables by heart by the end of Y4. We practise them every day in class; please also help your child learn them at home.    


To help learn multiplication and division facts your child can complete activities on Times Table Rock Stars and Purple Mash.  


My Maths target is:
I know multiplication and division facts for the 11 times table.   


Topic: Living Things and their Habitats    


Objectives we will cover are: 



Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.

Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment.

Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.  

Other useful information for this 1/2 term:



  • Remember your reading book and planner every day
  • Please write in your child’s planner whenever you hear them read, this does not have to be their school reading book, it can be a library book, a book your child enjoys reading, etc. Remember there are example questions to ask them about their book in the planner.    
  • Homework is set on Google Classroom as follows- English homework is set on Tuesday and due in Friday.  Maths homework is set on Friday and due in on a Tuesday.
  • Spellings are put on Google Classroom on Fridays for a test the following Thursday.   
  • P.E is on Thursdays and Fridays this half term. Children need to come to school in their tracksuit on these days. Please remember to tie up long hair and take out earrings or provide plasters.   

      Please remember to bring a drink every day- either water or squash.  


     Invasion by June Crebbin

    The text we are working from in our English lessons is Invasion by June Crebbin.    

    During our lessons we will-  

    • Listen to, read and discuss the text. 
    • Ask and answer questions about the text to develop understanding.
    • Use nouns or pronouns to avoid repetition. 
    • Use key vocabulary and grammar linked to the style of writing.
    • Use a range of sentences with more than one clause, through the use of conjunctions. 
    • Use the correct article- ‘a’ or ‘an.’
    • Use fronted adverbials, including the use of a comma.
    • Discuss and record ideas to create a plan. 
    • Create an imaginative recount. 

    Our new Discovery Quest topic is:



    What difference have the Vikings made to the UK today? 

    Who were the Vikings?  

    Where did the Vikings come from?
    How and why did the Vikings invade the UK?

    Geo: A2 - 
    I use maps, atlases, globes and digital computer mapping to locate countries and describe features.
    A3 – I can name and locate the countries of Europe.
    B2 – I can name and locate countries and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics including hills, mountains, cities, rivers, and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time.
    D1 – I can use the eight points of a compass, four figure grid references, symbols and a key to communicate knowledge.

    What did the Vikings trade?

    Hist: C2 – 
    I can describe the social, ethnic, cultural or religious diversity of past society.
    C3 - I can describe the characteristic features of the past, including beliefs, attitudes and experiences of men, women and children.

    How did Viking beliefs change during their time in the UK?
    Hist: B2 – I can understand the concept of change over time, representing this, along with evidence, on a timeline.
    C2- I can describe the social, ethnic, cultural or religious diversity of past society. 

    Why did the Vikings make good warriors?  

    What was a Viking longboat?

    What were Viking houses made from?                                                                                            
    What was life like living in a Viking longhouse?
    Geo: C3 – I can describe key aspects of human geography, including settlements and land use.

    What is willow weaving?
    Art: E4 – I can explore how stimuli can be used as a starting point for 3D work with a particular focus on form, shape, pattern, texture & colour.
    E5 - I can experiment with making life size models

    What was the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle?
    What can we learn from artefacts found in York?

    Hist: A1 – I use evidence to find answers to questions about the past.
    A2 – I can suggest suitable sources of evidence for historical enquiries
    A3 - I can use more than one source of evidence for historical enquiry to gain a more accurate understanding of history.

    Were the Vikings invaders or settlers?
    Were all Vikings warriors?
    GeoD2 – I can recognise that people seek to improve and sustain environments.  
    Hist: A5 - I can suggest causes and consequences of some of the main events and changes in history.

    D1 - I use appropriate historical vocabulary to communicate, including: dates, time period, era, change, chronology.